All Rental operations Articles

Sunstate signs up with SmartEquip
Sunstate Equipment is the latest US rental company to join the SmartEquip network. The system will link each of Sunstate’s depots with its suppliers, giving parts and service technicians real-time support on products.
Rental consultant offers global product sourcing service
Rental consultant WL Associates has launched a new product sourcing service, called Worldsource, for rental companies. It will locate the best new products, components and consumable items worldwide.
Former Coates executive takes helm at Australia's Onsite group
Australia's Onsite Rental Group has announced the retirement of its long-serving chief executive officer and co-founder Trevor James. He has been succeeded by Mark Rich, a former senior executive at Coates Hire who more recently has led Onsite's New Zealand business, Hirepool.
Climax Portable Machine Tools expands rental operation in US and Australia
Climax Portable Machine Tools has opened three new rental depots in the US and one in Australia to support increased demand for its on-site portable machining tools.
Max Equipment Rental emerges from Chapter 11
US rental company Max Equipment Rental has received court approval for its Chapter 11 reorganisation plan. The California-based company entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in December 2009.
Plescia retires from Hertz after 32 years
Gerald Plescia, president of Hertz Equipment Rental Corp (HERC), has retired from the company after 14 years in the position and 32 years with the company.
Horgan promoted to Sunbelt CEO as Joe Phelan leaves
Ashtead Group has appointed Brendan Horgan as chief executive officer of Sunbelt Rentals. Mr Horgan, who was previously the company’s chief operating officer, replaces Joe Phelan who left Ashtead Group on 25 January.
Extranet use growing rapidly says Speedy
UK rental company Speedy said the number of customers using its extranet service has reached 6000 with 300 new users joining every month.
UCO managing director joins Ramirent
Bjørn Larsen, managing director of Norwegian rental company UCO (Utleiecompagniet AS), has joined Ramirent to lead its Norwegian business and become a member of the group management team.
Hertz appoints new general manager for China
Hertz Corp has appointed Edward Hu as general manager and vice president of Hertz China. Mr Hu is based in Shanghai, China and will report to Michel Taride, president, Hertz International and executive vice president, Hertz Corp.
European rental recovery sustained in final quarter 2010
The ERA/IRN RentalTracker survey for the fourth quarter of 2010 shows that the positive trends identified in the previous quarters are continuing and to some degree strengthening.
RSS expands power projects division and recruits manager
Middle East temperature control and power rental company Rental Solutions & Services (RSS) is expanding its international power projects business and has recruited an experienced power rentals manager, Peter den Boogert, to head up the operation.
Interview: MCC Plant Hire in South Africa looks to Sub-Saharan Africa for growth
South Africa-based MCC Plant Hire is the largest heavy equipment rental company in Africa. Murray Pollok talked to the company’s Werner Scheepers about the challenges in the coming years.
GAM’s Carlos Araoz explains the company’s internationalisation strategy
New World: GAM’s Carlos Araoz explains the company’s internationalisation strategy to IRN Editor Murray Pollok.
Ramirent signs big outsourcing deal in Denmark
Ramirent’s Danish subsidiary has signed a five year rental agreement with E Pihl & Søn AS under which the contractor will outsource its light equipment and hoist operations to Ramirent.
Renters in Russia to create rental association
Three of the biggest rental companies in Russia and one other founding partner have agreed to establish a Russian equipment rental association.
United Rentals opens three new 'specialty' branches
United Rentals has opened three specialist power and temperature control rental locations in Washington State, North Carolina and Texas. The branches are located in Tacoma (Washington), Charlotte (NC), and Beaumont (TX).
Coates Offshore make appointment in support of global expansion
Offshore rental specialist Coates Offshore has appointed Connon Craig as regional business development manager for its UK and Russian operations. Mr Craig has a 20 year career in well services in the oil and gas sector.
‘Fragile recovery’ in French rental market
The French rental association’s third quarter survey shows that the rental market is recovering, with revenues up 9% from the second quarter and up 6% compared to the third quarter in 2009.
First Volvo Rents store opens in China
A Volvo dealer in XinJiang province has established the first Volvo Rents business in China.
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